MMA Montessori Moments

March 23-27 COVID-19 Times

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Message from our director, Mr. Mike

Dear Parents,

What an incredible two weeks. We have deployed a whole new style of instruction to our MMA Community under a state mandate. You as parents and students have been wonderful to work with.


It has been amazing to see our teachers quickly come together and develop online learning and make adaptions for students that may not have the capability to work online by collating packets and having them ready for pick up.


The current mandate for school dismissal or soft school closure was made Friday, March 13 and will be re-evaluated before or by Friday, March 27. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, the Utah State Board of Education voted to suspend all standardized testing for the school year 2019-2020. They also voted to amend calendar requirements for school days for this year. Spring Break is still scheduled for March 30 – April 3. No contact with the school will be needed for online or packets. Again, we will keep you posted on further developments.

Our best way to contact you is through our one call system. Most of the time, the messages to your phone we send will refer you to your email for a more detailed account of the current standing for school.


We received the following information from a superintendent in Salt Lake. It sounds like fun and we can show some school spirit. Hopefully you can join in.

We have all made it through our first week of school dismissal. It is now time for Utah schools to show our Utah School Spirit. Please join SLCSD schools and MMA in celebrating Utah School Spirit Week.

Post a selfie using #utahschoolspirit and tag your school or district on Twitter/Instagram. We want to hear from students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members. Have fun!


Monday, March 23 - Crazy Sock Day The crazier the better!

Tuesday, March 24 - What Ya Readin’? Take a picture with the book you are reading.

Wednesday, March 25 - Pajama Day Post your coziest shot!

Thursday, March 26 - Terrific Teacher Day Post a message to a teacher that you miss.

Friday, March 27 - School Spirit Day School colors or spirit wear

Thank you for your support.

Mr. Mike

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Message from MMA Office Staff

Dear Parents,


Kudos to our Montessori families and community. Thank you for taking the time and the effort to come and pick up your child's classroom information and setting up your child at home from the guidance of your lead teacher.


School MATERIAL pick up and drop off hours will be from 9:00-11:00 and 4:00-6:00 until this Friday, March 27. School building will be closed over Spring Break (next week) and we will continue to update you with further notice.


It has been very heartfelt to see families here at school preparing to continue the education of their child.


As we get further notice from the government in regards to the soft closure; we will continue to inform you via one call now, blast email and the school newsletter (MMA Montessori Moments). If you feel like your contact information may be incorrect, please log into your Aspire account to update your information.




Thank you,

Mr. Mike, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Autumn and Ms. Nicoletta

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We MISS our STUDENTS

We miss our students. Please tell them how much we miss them and are thinking of them!

Student Belongings for Possibility of Hard Closure

In the hypothetical situation that there is a hard closure going to happen, we do not know when this will take place. We as a school are trying to be proactive in case this takes place as well as keep our school clean for when we return.


We ask that you please come and pick up your child's personal belongings between the hours of 9:00-11:00 and 4:00-6:00 this week.


Moving forward if we move into a hard closure, until further notice, we do not know as of yet what this will look like in regards to continuing education, at this time we only know that it means there will be ABSOLUTELY NO Access to the building.

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Family and Home FREE ACTIVITIES beyond Distance Learning

Digital Library: https://juniorlibraryguild.actonsoftware.com/acton/rif/5548/s-220d7-2003/-/l-180a:b9dc/l-180a/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:uKFp3OHYt


Math Card Games- Building Fluency and Math Facts
https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/


Clark Planetarium: https://slco.org/clark-planetarium/


Scholastics: http://t.message.scholastic.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40%2Bd9zOPT7OqzRmWbGoIj7HGF1Kx3PRUucxNgFBoS2Vag%3D&ET_CID=20200318_TNL_Newsletter_OC_RET_28291&ET_RID=1136305635



Indoor Activities
https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/


Crafts

https://www.smartschoolhouse.com/diy-crafts/glow-in-the-dark-easter-egg-hunt


Fluency and Fitness Activities

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/


Free Educational websites

https://fromabcstoacts.com/45-free-educational-websites-for-kids/


Growing Books

https://growingbookbybook.com/online-literacy-resources/


Music

https://learnincolor.com/20-apps-to-teach-music-apps.html


Educational Shows (Netflix)

https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/



https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/


Doodle

https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/16/mo-willems-is-hosting-a-livestream-doodle-starting-today/


Virtual Field Trips

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic


Virtual Museum Tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours


More Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/info/about/news-insights/covid-19-developments-e-learning-ideas-for-teachers-and-students/


Ideas for Home

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true&urp=gmail_link

Spring Break is STILL ON!

As of now spring break is still scheduled for the regular scheduled time of March 30-April 3.

Maria Montessori Academy COVID-19 PLAN OF ACTION for Education

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DISTANCE LEARNING has begun.

Distance Learning has begun. If you have not received the school emails in regards to your child's Distance Learning Action plan, please email your child's lead teacher so they can update you and make sure your email is correct in Aspire.

UNMASKING SUPERHEROS

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Recognizing Utah's Outstanding Public School Educators

Visit https://www.huntsmaneducationawards.com/ for more information.


How to Nominate

We invite you to nominate outstanding individuals in any or all four award categories: teacher, administrator, volunteer, or special education teacher. This year, the nomination process for the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education will be conducted entirely online through this website.

  • Create an account and sign in to start a new nomination.
  • Choose the right category and grade level for your nominee.
  • Fill in all fields with your nominee’s information and your information as the nominating person.
  • Provide the names, titles and contact information of people endorsing this nominee.
  • Complete an essay (up to 7000 characters) explaining why you believe your nominee deserves this award.
  • Submit your nomination(s) before 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Time is running out to order yearbooks

Don't miss out on your chance to purchase a copy of our 10th annual yearbook! They are just $20 for a lifetime pf memories! To personalize your book add $3. Orders must be placed on or before March 27. The office will not have extra copies available on the last day of school. Get yours now!

All questions regarding yearbooks and pictures must be made through Life touch. The office does not receive any information about orders. Please call 800-453-9764 with questions.


Click on the link below to order and enter our school ID code 13283720

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!

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Re-enrollment for current students

We still have a few families who have not yet completed the registration process for next year. It is important to get an accurate count of returning students before we open enrollment to the public. Log in to your Aspire account now to re-enroll. If you are not planning on your student returning to MMA in the fall, please email adouglas@mariamontessoriacademy.org so we can make the proper adjustments.

The HOUSE of Children is enrolling for Early Childhood next school year 2020-2021.

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Junior High Fees

We still have quite a few students who have an outstanding balance for Junior High student fees. Please remit payment to the office as soon as possible. 100% of student fees go toward purchasing textbooks, equipment and field trips for Junior High students. If you need payment arrangements please contact Ms. Autumn in the office.


If your child is desiring to switch a class with the new quarter arriving, please send an email to Ms. Andrea, the school counselor. There will be a class change fee.

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